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Pioneering Music: What tech do we use?

By 28th February 2019 No Comments

If you’re wondering what technology we use on the course, then look no further!  Here is a breakdown of what equipment we use on the course from one of our tutors Richie (a.k.a Dirty Secretz – “one of House music’s most exciting artists”).

“It is absolutely vital that we are on the cutting edge for technology at the Lisa Lashes School of Music, using the industry standard DJ and production equipment. The main staple for any DJ booth are a pair of decks and a mixer – we use the industry standard Pioneer DJ Nexus setup, the CDJ-2000 players and DJM-900 mixer. These can be found in the DJ booth of any bar, club and festival across the world so as such we train the students to use these so they can confidently walk into any of these venues and be able to play a set.

music pioneerThe students also practice on the all-in-one Pioneer DJ units, the XDJ-RX2. These replicate most of the Nexus setup but in a compact, lower cost package. There are able to practice their beat matching skills, mixing and FX, along with recording sets via the unit. Having a very similar layout to the full industry standard setup means when the students are ready, they can step up to the next level and play a set in much the same way.

Later in the course

We also demonstrate some of the latest DJ/production hybrid equipment from Pioneer DJ that can transform a DJ set into a full live performance. The DJS-1000 sampler allows DJs to layer sounds over the top of tracks playing from the CDJs, allowing the DJ to actively remix tracks live and create truly unique sets. Not only does this add creativity to a standard DJ set but also adds to the performance and helps the DJ stand out.

In the production studios we have tutors teaching most major digital audio workstations (DAW) including Ableton, Logic and Cubase. This allows students to make their own choice as to which software they gravitate to more but also helps focus on techniques that can be applied to all music production software.”

If you have any questions about the equipment we use, please get in touch, we’d love to answer any questions you may have!  Also give us a follow on social media to keep up to date with what we’re up to!  Apply now to our courses in either Northampton or Manchester!

Bethany McTrustery

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